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by | November 06, 2016 | 01:17

Vargas was at one time promoted by Mayweather before jumping ship to Top Rank, who also handle Pacquiao. Vargas, who is no stranger to going the distance, will be more than willing to test Pacquiao's fitness in the trenches. Vargas, 27, knocked out former U.S. Olympian Sadam Ali in the ninth round to win the vacant WBO title. He's a champion. You can not say a title holder...he's right.

by | November 05, 2016 | 06:05

It remains to be seen whether Koeman restores captain Phil Jagielka to the team after dropping him to the bench and replacing him in central defence with Ramiro Funes Mori for Sunday's contest. Earlier on in the season Chelsea were relying on late goals but more recently they've been getting off to flyers, leading within the first 10 minutes in the last three.

by | November 05, 2016 | 06:03

Ludogorets nearly restored their lead in the second half but Ospina did well to parry Wanderson's shots on two occasions. Ozil, 28, scored the victor in the 87th minute - his fourth goal against Ludogorets in two matches. "It is great to be back after long absence", said Ramsey. Patrick Vieira has criticized Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, claiming that his compatriot offers little assistance to his former players, as they pursue management careers.

by | November 05, 2016 | 06:04

Lopetegui has also named seven Premier League players, including three from Manchester United in Mata , David De Gea and Ander Herrera. The first is a World Cup European Qualifier against Macedonia (November 12), followed by a very good global friendly against England at Wembley (November 15).

by | November 05, 2016 | 06:03

Despite being major underdogs in last year's finals, the Cavs won their first title and Cleveland's first major sports win in 52 years behind the legendary LeBron James. "Like I said, I can't sit and watch that game and feel comfortable knowing that this is game seven of the NBA Finals, tied up with four minutes, and we lost", he said.

by | November 04, 2016 | 02:34

FC takes a look at five of the hurdles Klopp's side have had to overcome on their way to their current standing. It was the main topic of conversation when Liverpool were preparing for encounters against Leicester City and Hull City, where the onus would be on the Reds to find a way to break down their opponents.

by | November 04, 2016 | 02:30

Leodis McKelvin also said the Eagles' decision was "a little bit of a distraction", and that the team "most definitely" sent a message to the players when it comes to their behavior off of the field. As perhaps the fastest man on the team, Huff is averaging just 5.5 yards on 13 receptions, though he has been a big special-teams contributor and has returned a kickoff for a touchdown already this season.

by | November 03, 2016 | 06:03

Pederson said he would have gone for the first down. 'It was a hard, physical football game but I think one of the things you saw after that conversion on fourth down, I think you saw the byproduct of the physicalness that we had throughout the game show up.

by | November 03, 2016 | 06:03

The third-place effort will give Hamlin a slight edge in terms of locking himself in as one of the four drivers that will race for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway next month. "He stopped and looked at us and looked me right in the eye and said, 'F*** this, ' and drove right down through the middle of the crowd". With the confusion cleared up, Busch restarted with the lead, but he lost that lead to JGR teammate Hamlin on lap 387.

by | November 02, 2016 | 03:51

An NBA Championship seems out of reach right now, but the Oklahoma City Thunder made a step in the right direction by keeping Steven Adams around. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski , Adams' extension is for four years, $100 million.

by | November 02, 2016 | 03:53

McClean, who has been heavily criticised for his stance, explained his decision in an official matchday programme. The flowers are something of a football tradition in the United Kingdom around this time of year, worn to commemorate Remembrance Day (also called Armistice Day in some countries and coinciding with Veteran's Day in the US).

by | November 02, 2016 | 03:47

And when it doesn't go well, it's magnified. Bruce Arians and Pete Carroll were burned by that approach in the 6-6 deadlock between Arizona and Seattle last weekend. As you can imagine, Norman did not have nice things to say about the situation. "I'll just have to see what technically happened with the whole operation".

by | November 02, 2016 | 03:44

However, Neuer's frantic protestations fell on deaf ears. That will nearly certainly include Lewandowski, who ended a run of five league games without a goal with a brace on Matchday 9, and Robben, who returns to his former club in fine form, having notched a goal and two assists at the weekend.

by | November 02, 2016 | 03:47

They came on the same corner but Hamilton insisted they were different racing situations. "Meanwhile it was Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who completed the places on the podium despite the Australian actually finishing in fifth place in the race".

by | November 01, 2016 | 00:35

But I was happy with the first half because we tried to play football with good possibilities. "I have confidence because we can improve a lot". The poor form and questionable appetite of both Costa and Hazard was blamed partly for Chelsea's dire start to last season that ultimately cost manager Jose Mourinho his job.

by | November 01, 2016 | 00:32

Crowley's mount, Electrify, and Skara Mae were racing behind and were brought down. Steve Drowne and Ted Durcan also came down in the pile-up , which occurred as the runners turned in to the home straight in the 3.20pm race. "I just hope and pray that Freddy and Jim are OK". Jockeys Jim Crowley and Freddy Tylicki are taken to hospital following falls during a race at Kempton.

by | November 01, 2016 | 00:29

With Barca seemingly in full control of the group with nine points from three matches, this contest could be vital to City's hopes of advancing to the knockout stages. "It's always hard to win Champions League games, it's always hard against Barcelona 11 v 11, when it's 10 v 11 it's nearly impossible". "When I am talking about how you have to learn it is these type of things".

by | November 01, 2016 | 00:28

There was widespread summer interest in the midfielder over the summer, but he stayed put and said towards the end of the window that United would be his last club in Europe. United were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday despite mustering 37 attempts at goal - their third successive league game without scoring.

by | October 31, 2016 | 01:46

Ogier who started with a 33.8s lead over Tanak only managed to get away momentarily before the Fiesta R5 caught up with him. "The main target this weekend was the manufacturers title", said Ogier. "Ott was really flying". In six closing stages on Sunday he and co-driver John Kennard placed from third to eighth, finishing 20 seconds behind third-placed Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville of Belgium.

by | October 31, 2016 | 01:38

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said it starts up front with a defensive line that has done a good job of bottling up the run, even against stars such as the Jets' Matt Forte. The Kansas City Chiefs were the kings of improv Sunday. They are tied for second in the National Football League this season with 14 takeaways, have a plus-7 turnover margin and have scored 41 points off those takeaways.

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:38

We're up for this challenge. "I'm really stoked for the lads". Victory would break a 47-year-old record which was set by New Zealand in 1965-1969 and has been equalled twice, by South Africa in 1997-1998 and the All Blacks in 2013-2014.

by | October 30, 2016 | 11:37

Pep Guardiola enjoyed a dazzling start to his reign as Manchester City manager, so much so that after six successive Premier League wins some were suggesting the only real fight this season would be for runners-up spot. Guardiola knows it's a risky approach - he says so openly and regularly - but he believes the value of retaining possession outweighs the chances of making a mistake.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:52

Janssen was given a start and netted a penalty in his side's 2-1 loss at Anfield on Tuesday. Janssen, a £18.5million summer signing from AZ Alkmaar, has struggled to adapt to life in English football and has bagged just two goals since joining Spurs.

by | October 29, 2016 | 10:48

Khan spent handsomely in the offseason to bolster the Jaguars' roster, and we keep hearing that Blake Bortles is going to be a standout at quarterback, but on Thursday night, Jacksonville looked overmatched and under-enthused to be playing a primetime game against a division rival that won just three games previous year.

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:53

The report accuses the department responsible of a "lack of coordination", with "budget and operational cutbacks" contribing to an nearly "unmanageable" strain on drug testing at some venues and at Athletes Village. It has been revealed that around 500 planned drug tests were not carried out during the Games. Even when there were working computers, not enough log-in accounts were assigned to doping control personnel.

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:54

To be eligible, nominated student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, in his/her second year at the current institution and must have played in at least 50 percent of the team's games.

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:54

The mayor of Rutba described the Islamic State (IS) assault on his town from three directions as "fierce". Iraqi forces retook Bartella , around 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Mosul, earlier this wee. Some 500 Turkish troops at a base north of Mosul have been training Sunni and Kurdish fighters since December. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in televised comments: "The Peshmerga have mobilised to cleanse the Bashiqa region from [Islamic State]".

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:51

Those were among the drives that led Pagano to remark on his team's lack of a killer instinct. Frantic finish: After holding up for much of the game, the defense failed to finish. Man-to-man: Vontae Davis didn't spend his entire night shadowing Houston's DeAndre Hopkins , but was on him a ton. Instead of fourth down at the Houston 45, the penalty gave the Colts first down at the 17.

by | October 28, 2016 | 12:52

Osweiler surprised the National Football League when he rejected an offer to replace Peyton Manning as the starting quarterback in Denver , instead signing a four year, $72m deal with the Texans this off-season. Like Osweiler, this was his first game against his former team, and cornerback Aqib Talib flipped the script and awarded Kubiak a game ball afterward.

by | October 27, 2016 | 15:50

Sometimes, Megyn Kelly gets Newt Gingrich onto her show and tears him to pieces , and we sort of actually end up cheering for her. Gingrich said . Kelly noted she had covered those allegations and that Hillary Clinton, not her husband, was on the Democratic ticket this time. "We don't play games".